Health
 Pakistan
Project #17185

Help save 1,000 lives in Pakistan

by Aman Foundation
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Summary

With 20 million people, the city of Karachi contributes to approximately 10% of Pakistan's population but a lack of literacy, poverty, and social security inhibit access to healthcare for the poor. Although several ambulance services operate in Karachi, virtually all of them serve as patient transport vehicles without medical intervention capabilities. Filling this gap, in 2009 Aman Foundation launched Aman AMBULANCE an advanced life-saving ambulance service previously non-existent in Karachi.
$95,000.00
total goal
$44,757.00
remaining
79
donors
1
monthly donor
2
years active

Challenge

40% of death and disease in Pakistan is preventable but with a majority of it's population without access to healthcare facilities, an extremely high and unnecessary death toll is found. Several ambulance services operate in Karachi, (Pakistan's largest city and the 4th largest in the world), however, the missing link is the presence of trained medical personnel, equipment and lifesaving medicines that is considered essential for lifesaving interventions.

Solution

With a fleet of 100 ambulances serving all parts of the city and manned by doctors and trained Paramedics; AMAN AMBULANCE, has redefined en route, in-transit ambulatory care in the city of Karachi. Managed by a central Command and Control Center, with an average response time of 8 mins, the service has achieved more than 500,000 interventions to date. The service ensures delivery to the hospital facilities within the 'Golden Hour' thus considerably reducing the incidence of avoidable deaths.

Long-Term Impact

It was a cold night when 30 year old Mehreen went into labor. There was no time to lose and her husband Farrukh grabbed the phone and dialed 1021. Within moments Aman AMBULANCE arrived and they were on their way to the hospital. The labor progressed at a rapid pace and, under the supervision of Aman's Medics, Mehreen delivered a beautiful baby boy! Mother and child were safely transported to the hospital. Every life saved is a life transformed and this is the long term impact of Aman Foundation.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.amanfoundation.org
Webpage for Aman Ambulance
Aman Foundation Media Centre for news and updates
Aman Foundation Facebook Page

Organization Information

Aman Foundation

Location: Karachi, Sindh - Pakistan
Website: http:/​/​www.amanfoundation.org
Project Leader:

Karachi, Sindh Pakistan

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